Brian Farkas, an associate at Goetz Fitzpatrick, spoke at a symposium on January 29, 2016 on “ADR and the Young Lawyer.” The symposium, co-sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Business Law and New York Law School, explored the ways in which young lawyers should be trained on alternative dispute resolution (or “ADR”) methods.
The symposium’s keynote speakers were Kenneth Feinberg, Special Master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, and former ABA President James Silkenat. Other speakers included Judge Elizabeth Stong of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York, Judge Gregory Woods of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, NYLS Dean Anthony Crowell, Hon. Jeffrey Jablonski of the New Jersey Superior Court, Judge Peggy Kuo of the Eastern District of New York, Vice Chancellor Donald Parsons of the Delaware Court of Chancery, and Stephen P. Younger of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.
Brian serves as a pro bono mediator in New York County and Kings County, and teaches in Brooklyn Law School’s mediation clinic. His writing on mediation and arbitration has appeared in numerous publications, including the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, New York County Lawyer, Dispute Resolution Journal, Resolutions Roundtable, Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation, and the Northeastern Law Journal.